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Content tagged with Privacy posted in October 2017
Why Data Breach Stats Get It Wrong
Commentary  |  10/26/2017  | 
It's not the size of the stolen data dump that is important. It's the window between the date of the breach and the date of discovery that represents the biggest threat.
Bad Rabbit Dies Down But Questions Remain
News  |  10/25/2017  | 
The origins of the rapid-fire ransomware attack campaign affecting mainly Russian targets remain a bit of a mystery.
The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy
News  |  10/20/2017  | 
Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time for cryptography.
What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
Commentary  |  10/19/2017  | 
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Slideshows  |  10/18/2017  | 
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
What's Next After HTTPS: A Fully Encrypted Web?
Commentary  |  10/18/2017  | 
As the rate of HTTPS adoption grows faster by the day, it's only a matter of time before a majority of websites turn on SSL. Here's why.
Banks Start Broad Use of Blockchain, as JP Morgan, IBM Lead Way
News  |  10/17/2017  | 
Two major players announced cross-border payment networks built on blockchain technologies Monday, and more financial services will follow soon, despite opinions about Bitcoin.
Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2017  | 
Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.
Secure Wifi Hijacked by KRACK Vulns in WPA2
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
All modern WiFi access points and devices that have implemented the protocol vulnerable to attacks that allow decryption, traffic hijacking other attacks. Second, unrelated crypto vulnerability also found in RSA code library in TPM chips.
GDPR Compliance: 5 Early Steps to Get Laggards Going
Slideshows  |  10/16/2017  | 
If you're just getting on the EU General Data Protection Regulation bandwagon, here's where you should begin.
IoT: Insecurity of Things or Internet of Threats?
News  |  10/11/2017  | 
Security leaders call for device manufacturers to buckle down on device security as the Internet of Things evolves.
How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Commentary  |  10/11/2017  | 
No, you don't have to tell websites your mother's actual maiden name.


Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
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CVE-2018-3783
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A privilege escalation detected in flintcms versions <= 1.1.9 allows account takeover due to blind MongoDB injection in password reset.
CVE-2018-3784
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A code injection in cryo 0.0.6 allows an attacker to arbitrarily execute code due to insecure implementation of deserialization.
CVE-2018-3785
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A command injection in git-dummy-commit v1.3.0 allows os level commands to be executed due to an unescaped parameter.
CVE-2018-10873
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
A vulnerability was discovered in SPICE before version 0.14.1 where the generated code used for demarshalling messages lacked sufficient bounds checks. A malicious client or server, after authentication, could send specially crafted messages to its peer which would result in a crash or, potentially,...
CVE-2018-5546
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-17
The svpn and policyserver components of the F5 BIG-IP APM client prior to version 7.1.7.1 for Linux and macOS runs as a privileged process and can allow an unprivileged user to get ownership of files owned by root on the local client host. A malicious local unprivileged user may gain knowledge of se...